WWE fans were treated to some good news on Monday when it was revealed that superstar wrestler Bad News Barrett is recovering well from a shoulder injury that caused him to get surgery two months ago.
Wade Barrett suffered the severe injury on WWE Smackdown earlier this summer, with the injury being so bad that it forced the superstar to have part of his collar bone shaved off.
The English performer has remained in good spirits throughout his ordeal, and during an interview with Miami Herald, he revealed his desire to return to WWE as soon as possible.
“I’m great,” Barrett told Miami Herald during an event surrounding WWE SummerSlam. “I’m back in the gym lifting weights again. I’m working hard on my rehab to come back as soon as I can. I miss performing in front of the WWE Universe and traveling around the world seeing the fans all the time."
Just bad luck
He admits that the timing of his injury was frustrating because he felt he was in the middle of a good run in WWE. When you consider the company's financial situation and tendency to fire wrestlers recently to balance the books, you could forgive him for being a little despondent about his situation right now, but despite his character's persona as the 'Bad News' man, you will only get positivity out of Wade Barrett at the moment.
"There is never really a good time to get injured. I felt like I was in the middle of a good run. I had some good matches, and people were enjoying what I was doing. Obviously, I also had the Intercontinental championship, which was huge in itself," Barrett continued.
"There are elements of this happening that really did suck, but I want to be back and better than ever. I want to push forward."
Wants a title shot
Despite the nature of his gruesome injury, Barrett is not about to change his style when he returns to WWE, and the superstar is even more determined to take a shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship down the line.
"I think with me and the injury, it was kind of an unfortunate situation,” Barrett added. “We can do that 100 more times, and it wouldn’t have happened. Sometimes you have this element of bad luck. Eventually, I want to win the WWE world heavyweight championship."